Lauki Kheer Recipe | Navratri Fast Recipes | Your Food Fantasy

Lauki ki Kheer

“Lauki ki Kheer” (लौकी की खीर), also known as Bottle Gourd Pudding, Bottle Gourd Pasayam, Doodhi Kheer is a healthy, easy to digest and very refreshing dessert made with bottle gourd. This kheer is mainly made in my house during auspicious Navratri days, when we keep fast and can’t consume the regular rice kheer. It is surprisingly very easy and quick to make. Who says Navratri food needs to be boring? My platter is always full of such tasty food even during Navratri.

Whilst Lauki / Bottle Gourd Kofta curry is my favourite, but this dessert (Kheer) also leads in the things my guests love.

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Badam Burfi Recipe

Badam burfi (बादाम बर्फी) recipe or badam katli recipe is one of the delicious sweet filled with goodness of almonds. This recipe of mine is fairly simple and requires primarily Almonds, sugar and ghee. This sweet forms a great gift for festive season like Diwali or Holi. This recipe of mine is traditional recipe, which involves soaking and peeling almonds, and this as fresh as it can get. The key to success here is the soft burfi with right amount of sugar and almonds.

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Sooji ka Halwa Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Sooji Halwa / Semolina Pudding

Call it Sooji ka Halwa“, “Sheera”, “Semolina Pudding”, “Navratri Prasad Halwa”, “Ashtami prasad”, “Jaagran Prasad”, it is one and same thing. Grew up seeing my mom making it every time as Navratri prasad, or as a yummy dessert. When I tried to make same Sooji ka Halwa, in my first attempt, I ended up making a disaster. After a couple of attempts I got the trick on how make perfect sooji halwa, perfectly roasted semolina / sooji, just the right amount of water, sugar and other ingredients. I am hoping that the below “step by step recipe of Sooji Halwa” will help you master the “art of halwa making” as much as I know.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serving: 4 – 5

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Kala Jamun Recipe | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta

Kala Jamun

Kala Jaam or Kala Jamun (काला जामुन) is an exotic sweet dish served on special occasions being a scrumptious desert very similar to Gulab Jamun. The difference between gulab jamun and kala jaam is the colour and texture. While gulab jamuns are golden colored balls, kala jamun  have a dark color very close to black (with out loosing any flavour) and have a very distinct texture of grainy from inside and somewhat chewy on the surface. 

Below is the  Kala Jamun pictorial recipe depicted step by step.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serving: 20-22 pieces

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Easy Home made Rasmalai Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com by Meenu Gupta

Easy Rasmalai Recipe

Rasmalai is a bengali dish made with spongy cottage cheese balls, and the word ‘Ras’ indicates the juice that oozes out of these cheese balls. Below is the detailed step by step recipe to make Rasmalai at home.

Whenever I make Rasgulla, I invariably make some Rasmalai too 🙂 You can not evade this delicacy once you have had it once, it is so much tempting.

Preparation Time: 30 mins   

Cooking Time: 30  mins

Serving: 20 pieces

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How to make Gulab Jamuns at home | Your Food Fantasy

Home made Gulab Jamuns

Gulab Jamun (गुलाब जामुन) is the most popular and loved dessert in India. Best described as an Indian version of a donut immersed in a sweet syrup. Below is the step by step pictorial recipe to make “Gulab Jamun” with Khoya / Mawa / Dried Evaporated Milk.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving: 15 pieces

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